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« on: August 05, 2019, 10:49 »
"In order to improve the overall quality of the Shutterstock image collection, we are updating our policy for review of similar content. We avoid accepting Similar Content because it creates a poor user experience for customers and contributors by having large volumes of nearly identical images or clips. Browsing through large volumes of repetitive search results is time-consuming, and prevents customers from purchasing relevant content that fits their needs.

As a result of these stricter guidelines, some of you may encounter rejections of some types of content that was previously accepted. Please take the time to review explanations and examples provided in the support article and contact us if you have additional questions."


« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2019, 11:05 »
Hah! Good luck with that one Shutterstock

They toss out these policies and then do nothing to police them except penalize the contributor with one or two mildly similar images (say a landscape and portrait version) while the usual suspects will dump page after page of similars.

In the meantime image theft continues and they do jack about that too

« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2019, 11:15 »
Do they mean they are updating their policy or actually abiding by the policy they already have....for those that don't get "waved through" inspection  :-\

« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2019, 11:38 »
I like the IDEA of it but how they apply it could mean everything.
Im assuming its AI based but is it checking just this uploaded batch or the users entire portfolio?

Given the huge amounts of stolen images on there at the moment which are pixel by pixel identical to other images getting accepted im dubious.

« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2019, 11:44 »
Great, SS! Only 5 years late!

« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2019, 11:48 »
Do they mean they are updating their policy or actually abiding by the policy they already have....for those that don't get "waved through" inspection  :-\


From the end of the article, there's a paragraph that I think is addressing that topic:

"You may encounter instances in which your work was rejected even though there is similar content already exists on the customer site. Our collection is frequently evaluated and content that does not comply with our guidelines is removed. Intentional disregard of any of Shutterstocks policies can result in account suspension or termination."

If I were to translate the above: We may never get around to removing the overwhelming amount of image spam we have permitted, but if you submit similars, we can close your account.

« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2019, 13:30 »

« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2019, 15:04 »
let's see how quickly they will assess this portfolio

How, how for God's sake was these garbage ever accepted?

and those pictures of wood and ashes burning has Christmas as a keyword.

« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2019, 15:51 »
Political correctness off: This may be the hardest sanctions on Russia till now, + Belorussia and Ukraine. :P


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